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Ending Hunger by 2030: Policies and Costs

Mar 29th, 2021 • by S. Gustafson

The number of undernourished people around the world rose from 653 million in 2015 to 690 million in 2019. According to a recent policy brief produced for the Food Systems Summit, more than 840 million people could suffer from by 2030, putting Sustainable Development Goal 2 – the eradication of hunger and malnutrition by 2030 – in serious jeopardy.  

New E-Learning Course Launched on FSP E-Learning Platform

Mar 9th, 2021 • by S. Gustafson

While women contribute significantly to global agricultural production, they often lack access to credit and finance, training and extension services, resources, and land rights, putting them at higher risk of malnutrition, food insecurity, and poverty. Increasing women’s empowerment in agriculture is a critical step in ensuring gender equity and reducing hunger for all.

FAO Food Price Index Continues Nine-Month Climb

Mar 8th, 2021 • by S. Gustafson

The FAO Food Price Index continued to climb for the ninth consecutive month. Food prices rose by 2.4 percent in February to reach the highest levels seen since July 2014.

 

How to encourage farmers to adopt sustainable agriculture

Mar 7th, 2021 • by VALERIA PIÑEIRO, JOAQUÍN ARIAS AND HONOR DEARLOVE

As populations grow and the climate crisis intensifies, sustainable agricultural practices are essential to mitigate negative environmental impacts and increase the efficiency of food systems. But persuading farmers to adopt such practices is often a challenge. How can policy makers promote a shift towards sustainable agriculture in ways that promote meaningful change?